As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.
Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when its wrong.
Let us never forget that government is not ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers or our democracy are not a President and senators and congressman and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
Trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
If men were angels no government would be necessary.
It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.
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